State Historical Society of Missouri to Award Local History Grants – Newstalk KZRG

(COLUMBIA, Mo.) – August 9, 2022 – The State Historical Society of Missouri invites proposals of up to $500 each to help cultural heritage institutions in Missouri preserve and provide access to local history.

The deadline for organizations to submit their applications is September 15. The one-year grant period begins in November.

The Richard S. Brownlee Missouri Local History Fellowships honor a longtime former executive director of the State Historical Society who helped expand holdings of journals, reference materials, manuscripts, and artwork of the society.

A maximum of $5,000 will be awarded this year.

Missouri Local History Grant applications should focus on two areas: the preservation of local historical records, which includes the purchase of archival supplies to store or display personal papers, photographs, maps, or other documents. Funds may not be used for the preservation of federal, state, or local government records. The other area of ​​interest may be education or the programming of activities to promote the learning of local history or training in the preservation of local history documents. Grants are available to Missouri cultural heritage institutions that are organizational members of the State Historical Society, with preference given to local historical societies.

“The Brownlee Local History Grants are an opportunity for local historical societies and cultural heritage institutions to preserve and provide access to their valuable collection,” said Gerald Hirsch, associate director of the State Historical Society of Missouri. “These grants have supported local organizations across the state, from helping eradicate mold damage in their collections to creating brochures and guides for a variety of projects and businesses. exhibitions.

Grant proposals for the 2022-23 cycle can be submitted online at

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